Meet Ms Blue, one of the largest blue whale skeletons on display in the world. Enjoy an easy stroll along the bluffs and through the native landscape while you discover a gray whale skeleton, and life-size elephant seal sculptures. Keep your eyes peeled — you may see an otter, dolphins, whales, sea lions, and seals in the water and a large variety of birds in the natural reserve.


Experience the thrill of scientific discovery through breathtaking photos captured by UC Santa Cruz researchers and their collaborators in the “Photos from the Field” exhibition. You’ll see octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish, jellies, and all sorts of live creatures who inhabit Monterey Bay. You can even touch a swell shark. Don’t worry, they don’t bite!